# How do you simplify 6(2p - m) - 3m - 12p?

Mar 25, 2018

$- 9 m$

#### Explanation:

We can start by distributing the $6$ to the terms in the parenthesis. Here, we are just multiplying. We get:

$12 p - 6 m - 3 m - 12 p$

We can combine our like terms to get:

$\cancel{12 p} - 9 m \cancel{- 12 p}$

$\implies - 9 m$